Constitution

Shades of Ian Underwood – especially when the police start saying it

by Skip August 6, 2014

During the NH anti-gun bills debates, a gentleman by the name of Ian Underwood gave his testimony  to the NH Legislature on what he saw as a large problem in the legislators’ behavior in ignoring their oaths of fidelity to the NH Constitution: The first is that a bill like this undermines respect for the very […]

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Constitutional ‘Expert:’ President Can’t Suspend Deportations By Executive Order

by Steve MacDonald August 4, 2014
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In this clip a constitutional ‘expert’ explains to a Univision audience that (the president) can’t just suspend deportations by executive order. “With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case.” This was, admittedly, three years ago, well past the average shelf life of for an […]

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Jus’ sayin’

by Skip July 29, 2014

  My Constitutional Rights are not trumped by your perceived right to feel safe, or any other “social contract” faux right. (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)  

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And when one Branch refuses to defend it self via the Constitution? A Crisis

by Skip July 18, 2014

Our ancient pledge to live in a nation of laws means nothing if one party aids the executive in undermining those laws on a whim. — Thomas H. Crown (@ThomasHCrown) July 9, 2014 A Constitutional crisis is when one branch arrogates power to itself and the others are powerless or unwilling to stop it. — […]

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Defund the Federal Highway Fund and return the responsibility (and costs) back to the States.

by Skip July 13, 2014

From Weekend Pundit: David Starr comments on the Federal Highway Trust Fund, its original purpose, and how it is now being used for anything but maintaining our highways. He also has some suggestions about dealing with it now that the money is running dry. Better, would be to shut down the Highway Trust Fund altogether.  Lay […]

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BCRC – Walt Havenstein Q&A: Q1-what would you do if Feds passed a magazine capacity bill?

by Skip July 11, 2014

After Walt Havenstein gave his talk to the Belknap County Republicans, he was willing to participate in a Question and Answer session.  A few were hard questions, some not as hard. Question 1: As NH Governor, what would your response be if the Federal Government passed legislation on maximum magazine capacities? Response (in part): he […]

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Lunatic left compares American practicing 1st and 2nd Amendment Rights to Islamic Jihadist

by Kimberly Morin July 6, 2014

You simply cannot make this stuff up.  A Conservative blogger posted a photo of herself holding an AR-15 and a Bible while standing in front on an American Flag.  Somehow SHE is an extremist according to the facebook page called ‘The Blue Street Journal‘.  It should really be called the left wing lunatic journal but […]

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Another’s observation about “Progressivism”

by Skip July 2, 2014

From Big Government: …The term came into (re)use just as there was a concurrent (what I perceive as) negative shift on the Left. The politically correct generation came on the scene. A brand of leftism associated with political conformity, with hardcore statism, with an antipathy toward a Constitution written by a bunch of white, land-owning, […]

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Hassan, Shaheen and Shea-Porter spew lies about Hobby Lobby ruling

by Kimberly Morin June 30, 2014

Today the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Hobby Lobby couldn’t be forced by the federal government (under Obamacare) to provide contraception that may cause an abortion.  The case first came up back in 2012 when Hobby Lobby discovered they’d be forced to provide contraception to their employees that goes against their religious […]

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Democrats and the Constitution?

by Skip June 14, 2014

Just like the back row Baptists I’ve known over the years.  Sure, they can rattle off Scripture with the best of them (mostly….ok, some) but come the non-Sunday “life”, one would be hardpressed to tell the difference between them and a run-of-the-mill non-attender.  They may have to mouth the “Letter” but not the “Spirit” or […]

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SB 120 – Money, Speech, and That Which Must Be Inviolably Preserved

by Steve MacDonald May 4, 2014
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Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press. In the NH Constitution, Part I, Article 22;  Free speech and liberty of the press are essential to the security of freedom in a state: They ought, therefore, to be inviolably preserved. Inviolable: Impregnable to assault or trespass.  Invincible. Essential to the […]

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Nashua Rep Suzanne Vail – “Preserving the NH State Constitution” is ‘A Priority’

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2014
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Suzanne Vail,  Suzanne Mercier Vail, (another Democrat who is clinging to the past and just can’t seem to move “forward” without dragging a hyphenated name along for the ride) is a New Hampshire House Rep from Nashua.  Back on July 31, 2012, the Nashua Patch posted a Bio of the candidate that included this gem. […]

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Disqus Doodlings – The Results of Gubmint Education..

by Mike April 8, 2014

The Las Vegas Review Journal has an article about the Federales rounding up cattle belonging to a rancher whose family had grazed their herd on the same public land in Nevada for generations, because the rancher believed that his longstanding usage pre-empted any attempt by the Bureau of Land Management to impose fees upon a […]

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Carol Shea- Porter Has Some Competition

by Steve MacDonald March 13, 2014
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It’s not what you think.  Well, maybe it is. c/o John Hinderaker at Powerline, on Sheila Jackson Lee.  This is classic Lee: Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority — the Republicans, my chairman and others — for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion […]

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GrokTALK! February 8th, 2014 With Carla Gericke and Ian Underwood

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2014
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In Segment Three and Four, we sit down with the president of the Free State Project Carla Gericke, and guest Ian Underwood.  We talk Liberty Forum,  which is coming up next week in Nashua, event guests, their topics, civil society, the Declaration, Constitution, Free Staters, and a wide range of other topics.  Four segments, each […]

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GrokTALK! with Michael Maharrey from the Tenth Amendment Center

by Steve MacDonald February 5, 2014
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After spending the entire program claiming our segment four guest is Michael Boldin, we get to Michael Maharrey, also from the Tenth Amendment Center, for a great discussion on the state of the nullification movement across the nation.  They are currently tracking 67 different nullification bills across the nation, including state efforts to address NSA […]

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GrokTALK! January 25th, 2014 With Ian Underwood

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2014
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If you only have time to listen to one segment, this is it. Ian Underwood joins us to take the distractions out of the debate (almost any debate, actually); words mean something and if you are going to keep changing the meanings of words there is no reason to even write laws and no reason […]

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Usually I hate Passive / Agressive behavior – this, not so much:

by Skip January 26, 2014

“Screw you!” In the aftermath of Newtown and the Sandy Hook Elementary school tragedy (and the tragedies before it), several states (all of them Democrat controlled)  immediately jumped to put new gun restriction laws into place.  The problem is that NONE of the passed laws would have stopped a single one of them from happening […]

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GrokTALK! January 25th, 2014 With Senator Bob Smith, Chairman Ed Naile, and Special Guest Ian Underwood

by Steve MacDonald January 26, 2014
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Individual segments added! This week we talk about Harrell Kirstein, the Free State Project, Vote Fraud, Jury Nullification, keeping the bacon here so you don’t need legislators to bring it home, Geoff Wetrosky, what words mean, illegal immigrants, absentee ballots, why laws might not matter (and a lot more), and we do that with Senator […]

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And THIS is the nub of the problem caused by our Legislators – on BOTH sides of the aisle

by Skip January 21, 2014

I have said this over and over and over again – and the problem is brought upon by legislators on both side of the aisle – the lack of respect for our Constitutions and the principles behind why we have government.  Susan posted Ian Underwood’s testimony on NH HB 1589 – a law that would […]

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Er, how about doing it the RIGHT way, Senator Mavrick?

by Skip January 19, 2014

And of course, there is that small thing call “holding someone accountable”, eh?  From CNSNews (reformatted, emphasis mine): Two members of the Senate are pressing for significant changes to how presidents consult with Congress on sending the military into war.  Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., unveiled legislation on Thursday that would repeal […]

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Well, US Supremes Chief Roberts has already shown us the answer!

by Skip January 19, 2014

Emphasis mine: A federal judge in North Carolina says a state law requiring women who want an abortion to have an ultrasound and then have a medical provider describe the image to them is a violation of constitutional free-speech rights.  U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles ruled Friday that states don’t have the power to force […]

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They wrote the Constituion to constrain the greedy nature of Man to acquire power over others

by Skip January 18, 2014

Too many Americans, unfamiliar with their history, merely believe the Constitution outlines our form of Constitutional Republic governance.  These scholars, our Founders,  studied past history and civilizations to see what worked and what did not – and they realized that the greed of many to run the lives of others doomed most and created a […]

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GrokTalk: The Doctor Will Be In!

by Mike January 1, 2014

On this Saturday’s GrokTALK, we’ll be interviewing NH (and Grok) favorite, Dr Betsy McCaughey on the current state of play of ObamaDoesn’tcare, it’s train wreck rollout, Obama’s unconstitutional tweaking (or is that twerking?), and the prospects for full repeal vs entrapment into Single Payer hell. Not sure if we’ll have livestream, but look out for […]

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Is Polygamy A Recipe for Social Chaos?

by Steve MacDonald December 24, 2013
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Ken Klukowski at Bretibart shares some thoughts on the Utah Polygamy Ruling… It is one thing to say that you do not think anyone should make moral judgments in public policy, though again no one really means that. It’s nothing short of Orwellian to say that it’s morally right and praiseworthy to redefine marriage to […]

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Well, it seems that we’ve stirred up the Liberal bees nest over guns

by Skip December 16, 2013

And our conversation with NH State Rep JR Hoell.  It seems that Miscellany: blue is one of our Progressive / Democrat trackers -THANKS for listening, Bill, reporting back to the Motherships, and driving some traffic our way; H/T to ya!   Nice to see, however, that with that 30 minute segment with JR, you chose to […]

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US Congresswoman Annie Kuster – the gal version of Phil Hare (D-Il)?

by Skip December 11, 2013

Ah yes, that IS the comparison that is now being made: Kuster = Hare: (Hat tip, Independent Journal Review.) Kuster may not realize it yet, but she’s just become the Phil Hare of this cycle. Rep. Phil Hare, an Illinois Democrat, dismissed objections to Obamacare back in 2010 by quipping, “I don’t worry about the […]

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Liberal Journalist Whines About W.H. Constitutional Abuses

by Scott Morales December 6, 2013
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Silly little lefty, of course statism begets tyranny. What did you expect? Statism knows only one party, its own. And it protects its own with an wrought-iron fist. Some on the Left are finally on the receiving end of what they’ve been advocating for all these years, and are a little surprised. Similar to the […]

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GrokTALK! Guest Segment – Congressman Tom DeLay

by Steve MacDonald November 19, 2013
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GrokTALK! welcomes former Republican Majority House Leader Congressman Tom DeLay, (Texas-22)  who joins us to talk about his conviction being overturned, the current appeal of that ruling by the country District Attorney, the culture of lawsuit intimidation brought by the left, and his plans for being part of the constitutional revival. Segment One – Congressman […]

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Old Dusty Patriot Nails Democrats ObamaCare ‘Management’ To the Wall

by Steve MacDonald November 15, 2013
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The left promotes this notion that the ideas of the past have no value in the present.  That they are anchors that keep us from our future.  In one respect this is true; following the simple ideas promoted by America’s founders was meant to prevent the very kind of disaster that the Democrat’s so-called health-care […]

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